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I have read a few different threads on this subject, but have never read a post from anyone who has done this to their Mini.

So, my question is - Has anyone cut off the front of a Choate mini 14 Recoil Compensator and used just the front sight in place of a stock sight.

Pictures? possible problems?

I am yet another one of the members from CA trying to keep out of jail...:)

Very sorry if a dup - my seach terms did not come up with a answer.
 

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Interesting idea Swift; I'm after the same improvement. The factory Ruger front sight blade is just too wide. Is the Choate that much narrower? I've been thinking of the same approach with the Mo-Reaper or True Shot. Those are both a lot more expensive. What I'd really like to see is a front sight for the Mini 14 from Tech Sights like the one they make for the 10/22. Absolutely perfect product.
 

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Thank you for the pictures - I really like how those came out.
What surprises me is the lack of a quality front replacement option despite all the threads out there and people asking for one. This is a carbine that has been available since the mid 70’s and nothing available? Even more surprisingly is we lived through the AW ban when you would think someone would had made a replacement front sight without a Flash Hider. Even Ruger recognized the need as seen on the 500 series mini’s…
 

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I did similar to what gisray did. I cut off the flash hider part and slid it all the way back to the hump that is at mid barrel. I then put a flash hider on the end of the barrel.. It still was not very accurrate so I finally had ASI put a barrel on for me. Sorry, I have no pictures. kwg
 

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You might find this how-to interesting. About half-way through, the author modifies a Choat flash supressor with a scratch-built screw post sight.

Adding a Flash Suppressor to a Ruger Mini-30
Very interesting Remote. Kitchen Table doesn't look commercial, but I suppose any gunsmith could do such a job. Wonder why KT didn't use an off the shelf front pin from the AR or AK world? After a bit of Googling, I came up with this type from KNS Precision. Cool, eh?

 

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Hmmm, after a bit more Googling, I find that this is definitely nothing new. Maybe after my Appleseed shoot next weekend I'll understand why a "wide" front sight blade is not a bad thing. At the moment, it seems to create a vague sight picture.
 

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Why not use one of the John Masen Black Warrior muzzle brakes? Same type of front sight, with the post protected by 2 ears, yet instead of slots, it has holes. As I understand, in Cali law enforcement consider that if it has slots, it's a flash hider, if it has holes, it's a muzzle brake. Though, I do believe if the manufacturing label it as a muzzle brake, and if they consider it's purpose as reducing recoil, it's a muzzle brake.

johnmasen.com: #1438B Black warrior muzzlebrake blue steel
You can find them for cheaper off of Brownells.
 

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Why not use one of the John Masen Black Warrior muzzle brakes? Same type of front sight, with the post protected by 2 ears, yet instead of slots, it has holes. As I understand, in Cali law enforcement consider that if it has slots, it's a flash hider, if it has holes, it's a muzzle brake. Though, I do believe if the manufacturing label it as a muzzle brake, and if they consider it's purpose as reducing recoil, it's a muzzle brake.

johnmasen.com: #1438B Black warrior muzzlebrake blue steel
You can find them for cheaper off of Brownells.
Problem is that the front of it is open and that is enough for it to be classified a flash hider according to the rules set by the CA DOJ - besides I don't want to lengthen my carbine....
 

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I have read a few different threads on this subject, but have never read a post from anyone who has done this to their Mini. So, my question is - Has anyone cut off the front of a Choate mini 14 Recoil Compensator and used just the front sight in place of a stock sight.

Pictures? possible problems?
I am yet another one of the members from CA trying to keep out of jail...
Did this about 15 years ago ;): http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/mini-14-mini-30-gallery/73219-post-your-mini-porn-43.html#post801703
 
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